COWIE, WILLIAM (1868, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
26910
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Philip Rice
Original Owner and Location:
James Leitch et al., Marine City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
133.4'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
9.8'
Tonnage (gross):
208.81
Tonnage (net):
173.75
History

For lumber trade, Saginaw River.

1868, May 27 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1870 Ran Saginaw, MI - Ogdensburg, NY.

1870, Oct 21 Upper works & portion of hull burned Oswego, NY; wheat cargo.

1871, Oct Ashore, Chatham, ONT.

1874, Oct Sunk barge ALEXANDER in collision, St. Clair River.

1882 Alpena, MI - Toledo, OH lumber trade.

1888, Oct 27 owned Charles O. Henning & John Scheitberger, E. Saginaw, MI.

1888 - 89, Winter Rebuilt.

1889, Sep Damaged by fire, Bay City, MI.

1890 Towed barges JOHN WARNER & MARINER.

1890, Sep Engine broke, Lake Erie, towed to Detroit, MI.

1890, Oct 28 Burned, Saginaw River, Lake Huron.

c1890 - 91 Purchased, rebuilt by Steele, Saginaw, MI.

1892 Coverted to towbarge.

1893, Oct 26 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, MI; "Vessel burned in Saginaw River, Oct. 28, 1890, a total loss".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Army Corps of Engineers
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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COWIE, WILLIAM (1868, Steambarge)